Hawthorn Football Club was founded in 1902. The club first played in the Metropolitan Junior Football Association 1902-1913 before joining the Victorian Football Association from 1914-1924. In 1925, Hawthorn officially joined the VFL/AFL competition.
The club was nicknamed the Mayblooms until 1943. Since then, Hawthorn has been known as the mighty Hawks.
Hawthorn has 13 premierships (1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015), making it the most successful club of the last 50 years.
The club's official colours are brown and gold.
See the lyrics for Hawthorn's official club song below:
We're a happy team at Hawthorn
We're the Mighty Fighting Hawks.
We love our Club, and we play to win,
Riding the bumps with a grin (at Hawthorn).
Come what may, you'll find us striving
Team work is the thing that talks,
One for all and all for one
Is the way we play at Hawthorn.
We are the Mighty Fighting Hawks.